Two of the biggest pillars of Wagga's hospitality scene are retiring after 46 years in the catering game.
Together, Dorrice and Darryl have opened cafes, restaurants, catering services, and wine bars all over town as a husband and wife dream team.
Dorrice made use of her Malaysian cooking skills in the kitchen, while Darryl made the most of his charm and charisma behind the counter.
"I'm frontman. I enjoy people," Darryl said.
"If you're shy, you don't get into this industry."
Darryl said the hospitality industry was "hard yakka", with exhausting 14-hour days and long periods of time without breaks.
However, the 79-year-old said he treasured every minute of it, saying he got a deep sense of satisfaction from serving his clients.
Dorrice said she was retiring reluctantly, saying she enjoyed serving good food and making sure her customers were happy.
"It's been a long journey, but we enjoyed hospitality," Dorrice said.
"If you have a smile, an acknowledgement, and you do whatever you can to help the customer out, they'll be happy and they'll come back."
The two of them took their first foray into hospitality in 1975 when they opened the Huat Tatt Cafe, which was at the tenpin bowling alley which used to be on Tompson Street.
It was a fitting beginning for the lovestruck couple, who first laid eyes on each other at a bowling alley in Malaysia.
After opening the cafe they did catering at Romano's before opening the Huat Tatt Malaysian restaurant on Trail Street.
The went on to open a deli in Morgan Street, a steakhouse on Peter Street, a wine bar on Fitzmaurice Street, several motel restaurants, and Cafe Delish on Baylis Street.
During their career they worked various gigs all over town, including catering for the Murrumbidgee Turf Club, the Commercial Club, and countless wedding events.
They currently work at the Wagga Country Club, but they will be retiring later this year to live the grey nomad lifestyle in their campervan.
The two of them will be passing on their legacy to their daughters, who have been learning the ropes of hospitality since they were 8 years old.
Now, after a long and exhausting career, Dorrice said she was looking forward to sitting back and reminiscing about how far they had come together.
She said they had no shortage of memories.
"It is the most interesting time of our life to see the steps to where we are up to now," Dorrice said.
"It's been a long journey."